Good, Bad and Ugly

Crime Data, Uber Approved & Expensive Scotch: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week — some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, we turn to our panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good the Bad and the Ugly of the week’s news. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Houston-based comedian Elaine Phillips, […]

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Early Education, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and The Suffers: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Posted on · To some, it’s laughable – the concept of a private, preparatory preschool, as the first step on the inside track to an Ivy League education. To others, it’s a serious matter. Perhaps you’ve heard about the ultra-competitive nursery school system in Manhattan. According to Gabriella Rowe, head of The Village School here in Houston, and […]

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Voter ID, Emmett’s Astrodome Idea & a Brewery at Whole Foods: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today's panel: Houston Chronicle columnist […]

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The Astrodome, Voter ID, and Fantasy Football: Houston Matters for Friday, September 5, 2014

Posted on · On Thursday, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett met with the nonprofit Urban Land Institute to seek guidance on his idea for turning the Astrodome into the "world's largest indoor park." Judge Emmett has received a lot of feedback since unveiling his idea for the Dome last week, some good, some bad. “Yeah, I've had a […]

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Changing Diapers at the Dinner Table: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News,

Posted on · From a mother kicked out of a restaurant for changing her baby’s diaper at her table, to allegations of improper use of chemicals in fracking, we contemplate The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of this week’s news with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” We’re joined today by Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Texas Originals […]

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HISD Superintendent and A-List Concerts: Houston Matters for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Posted on · For the last five years, Terry Grier has served as the Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest public school district in the nation, and the largest in Texas. On this edition of Houston Matters, in advance of a new school year, we welcome your questions for Superintendent Grier about public education […]

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Adopted Children & Birth Parents, and a Stephen Schwartz Revue: Houston Matters for Friday, August 1, 2014

Posted on · According to the State Department of Family and Protective Services, more than 13 hundred children in Harris County were waiting to be adopted last year. Many such children will likely come to a point in their lives when they consider searching for their birth parents. Some adoptees simply want to learn more about their medical […]

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Houston Makes Another List and A Record-Setting Fish: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From more online cred for H-town, to the largely debunked gluten-free craze reaching Smashburger, to a record-setting giant fish reeled in near Galveston, we explore The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston news with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” Joining us for a special Thursday edition this week is Russ Capper from The […]

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Drunk Driving, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and The Full Menu: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 3, 2014

Posted on · Many Texans will travel and party on Independence Day Friday, and through the weekend. So, naturally, law enforcement will also be active, stepping up efforts to crack down on drunk driving. Officials here in Harris County — where we routinely lead the nation in fatal accidents involving intoxicated drivers, and just in the last two […]

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Uber & Lyft, Comparing Homosexuality to Alcoholism & Hidden Cash: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A vote is delayed on the fates of transportation services Uber and Lyft; Gov. Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism; and more teenagers are getting summer jobs: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Wayne Ashley of the Texas Leftist; comedian Ty Mahany; and […]

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Pursuing Creative Careers, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Music Education: Houston Matters for Friday, June 13, 2014

Posted on · As we embark on our careers, we often receive conflicting advice: Pursue your passions, but have something to fall back on. Follow your dreams, but make sure you can pay the bills. Do what makes you happy, but you may have to sacrifice that happiness when it’s practical. Some career paths can lead to those […]

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Indian American Culture and Pairing Dogs with Veterans: Houston Matters for Friday, May 23, 2014

Posted on · India House, a meeting place for Indian Americans in Houston, estimates that more than 120,000 Indo-Americans live in Greater Houston. Just to put that number in context, when we had a recent discussion with the Norwegian and British consuls general, they estimated roughly 9,000 Norwegians and 50,000 Brits live here. So why is Houston such […]

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Teachers Cheating and The Astros Get a Zero Rating: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From recognition of online transparency from the Texas Comptroller’s office, to HISD’s findings in an investigation into cheating by teachers on high-stakes testing, to a recent Houston Astros’ TV broadcast garnering a 0.0 rating, we explore “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of Houston news, with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” Joining us today: […]

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Restorative Justice and The Good the Bad & the Ugly of Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, April 11, 2014

Posted on · A conference being held at the University of Houston tomorrow will focus on a program that educators say will keep more students in school. The program is called restorative justice, and it aims to resolve conflicts within the school by creating a dialogue between teachers and students. It’s meant to serve as an alternative to […]